Park Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Last Entrance: 3:30 PM
Gift Shop Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open every day except Christmas Day
No reservations required
Phone: (575) 887-5516
1504 Skyline Drive, Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220, United States
We are located at 1504 Skyline Drive, just off U.S. Route 285 at the northern edge of Carlsbad, New Mexico. The zoo is 3,200 feet atop the Ocotillo Hills overlooking the city and the Pecos River.
The zoo is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Last entrance into the zoo is at 3:30 PM.
The zoo is open every day except Christmas Day.
We have two electric mobility scooters available for rent for $5.00 each (subject to availability). Scooters are rented on a first come, first served basis.
Strollers are available to borrow free of charge (subject to availability). They are borrowed on a first come, first served basis.
You can find information on upcoming events here!
Restaurants are located within a few miles of the park. Snack and drink vending machines are located in the Visitor Center, and drinks and ice cream can be purchased in the Gift Shop. Zoo visitors are welcome to use the picnic tables located inside the park, near the Visitor Center.
Note: School groups that plan to eat at the zoo should reserve the picnic tables beforehand.
For the health and safety of your animals and ours, only service animals are permitted in the zoo. We do not have kennels for boarding your pets while visiting the park. DO NOT leave pets in your vehicle, especially when it's hot.
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
Hours : 9:00am till 5:00pm
Last entry to park at 3:30pm
No reservations required!